Twista Pens Letter to Kanye West Wishing Him Peace of Mind
Kanye West was hospitalized for a "psychiatric emergency" on Monday (Nov. 21) after he cancelled the remainder of his St. Pablo Tour. Now, fellow Chicago artist Twista pens a letter to his longtime friend and collaborator.
Of course, Yeezy and Twista collaborated on the 2003 smash hit "Slow Jamz." As someone who has been a major player in the music industry for over two decades, Twista can empathize with the many pressures Kanye is facing. Per Fake Shore Drive, Twista writes:
"I woke up this morning and i felt the need to prayer for those who might not have a voice to pray. The music business is a very stressful business to be in, i been doing this for a very long time and believe me when i say it takes a very strong minded person to go thru the daily shit that you have to go thru. “the smile of a clown” a clown gets paid to make other people happy, even if that clown might be going through a mental break down, that clown can’t let the public see him cry or else he might loose the only job that helps him take care of his family.
the music business is all about profit and elevation, the more hotter you are the more money you make, the longer your career lasts. the only catch to that is no one stays hot forever, no one can be new over and over again, so now you have the pressure from your fans, record label, friends,family, bill collectors, and the media to keep making hot music and never get old. take a min and think about that, can you imagine the pressure and responsibility a person gotta have not only to be successful but also to stay successful too?
So today I pray for my man Kanye, and i ask everyone to do the same too, wanting help doesn’t show weakness, it actually shows character and it lets people know you too are you human and you too have feelings too. when the provider needs help, who can the provider turn too? When you have sooo many people that depend on you everyday, who can you turn to just to vent out to or just breath too without feeling weak to?
No one is perfect when it comes down to living life in general, so this morning i pray my homie. I pray that Kanye finds that one thing that money and fame can’t buy. #APeaceofMind Chicago Loves you bro, … Twista."
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